The Plainview Water District (PWD) is requesting a $25.8 million bond to fund infrastructure projects for the treatment of 1,4-dioxane. The bond hearing is being held at the Town of Oyster Bay town hall Tuesday 11/19 at 10am.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is expected to regulate 1,4-dioxane in the near future. The PWD has been planning for treatment ahead of regulations. The Drinking Water Council, appointed by the Governor Cuomo, recommended a maximum level of 1 part-per-billion for 1,4-dioxane and the NYSDOH Commissioner accepted those recommendations. Since this is a new treatment process, pilot studies are required by State and Local Health Departments at each individual water plant site and the District has completed four such pilots at water plants in recent months.  The District agrees with the need for treatment and the District has urged NYSDOH for the time needed to build effective treatment. The District is also involved in litigation to hold polluters responsible for costs incurred for these projects.

This $25.8 million dollar bond is necessary now to provide the PWD with funding that will enable us continue to deliver the highest quality of water to all of our customers.

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Plainview Water District personnel will be conducting preventative maintenance operations on all hydrants district-wide from May 6th to approximately July 1st. This routine annual maintenance of our hydrants helps protect our community’s health and safety. This is not an extensive flushing operation. We will be pressure testing our hydrants and opening them briefly to ensure proper operation and readiness so that they will be fully functional by fire crews if needed.

When maintenance is being performed residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration primarily consists of harmless rust particles and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been testing hydrants in your neighborhood, it is best to run your cold water tap at the lowest point of your home for 2 minutes or until it clears up.

Questions about hydrant testing can be directed to our customer service representatives by calling 516-931-6469 between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday – Friday.

In an effort to conserve water and improve the resiliency of our infrastructure, the District is working with a professional leak detection company. This work is being done overnight from the hours of 9pm to 4am for the next few weeks. These experts will be listening for any leaks coming from the water mains out in the roadway. This specialized task is best done in the overnight hours when water demand is at the lowest and irrigation systems are shutoff. Should you see a truck in your neighborhood that reads Leak Detection, please know that they are working for the District.

 

Starting tonight at 8 p.m., essential maintenance work will take place at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Manetto Hill Road. Customers in the area may experience slight water pressure variations or discolored water conditions during the maintenance period. If you live in the immediate area and your water appears discolored, flush the water for several minutes. Please be advised that your water is safe to drink. This work is intended to continue through 5 a.m. tomorrow morning and will also extend from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday night into Friday morning. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we are available to answer any questions you might have.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has employed Cascade Drilling Company to conduct drilling operations in the vicinity of Montclair Road—off Manetto Hill Road—in Plainview. Cascade will be installing up to seven monitoring wells as part of the 131 Sunnyside Boulevard superfund site investigation. A monitoring well is a 2-inch diameter, PVC casing pipe that begins at the surface and goes approximately 100 feet below the ground so they can take samples of the groundwater.

Please be advised that your drinking water is not in any way affected as a result of these actions. A fact sheet with additional information has been provided by the NYSDEC. If you have specific questions about this work or would like to know more about the monitoring wells, please contact the NYSDEC at 518-402-9621. Should any resident have additional questions, Residents are always welcome to contact the Plainview Water District at 516-931-6469 for additional information.

NYSDEC FACT SHEET FOR 131 SUNNYSIDE BLVD. SUPERFUND SITE. Click here

The Plainview Water District was recently notified by a resident on Ruby Lane who reported an incident where two individuals gained entry into his home by posing as water district employees. Fortunately, the homeowner was not harmed and, to his knowledge, no items were taken. The homeowner immediately notified the police. Residents should always ask for identification and check the immediate vicinity for a Plainview Water District vehicle if anyone posing as a District employee unexpectedly appears at your home. When in doubt, contact our office at 516-931-6469 to confirm the visit. If at any point you feel threatened, dial 911 immediately.

Plainview Water District Commissioners stress the importance of keeping fire hydrants accessible all year long.

The Plainview Volunteer Fire Department does an excellent job of protecting the lives and homes of our residents. We must all keep in mind that fire hydrant accessibility is a primary factor in fighting fires successfully. That’s why Plainview Water District Commissioners Marc Laykind, Andrew Bader and Amanda Field would like to remind homeowners and local businesses to make sure they keep areas surrounding fire hydrants clear so the fire department can connect its equipment without delay.

For your own protection and the protection of those you care about, the Plainview Water District urges you to keep this responsibility in mind; please remember when colder weather approaches to remove any snow that surrounds fire hydrants in front of your property. It is not only an important way to help our everyday heroes, but people’s lives may depend on it.

The Plainvew Water District Board of Commissioners would like to thank its residents in advance for adhering to the Chairman’s suggestion.

The Plainview Water District was notified by Nassau County Police that an incident was reported, whereby individuals attempted entry into a home in the POB community posing as water district employees. Fortunately, the homeowner turned the individuals away and called 911. Residents should always ask for identification and check the immediate vicinity for a Plainview Water District Vehicle. When in doubt contact our office at (516) 931-6469.